building dock

building dock

[′bil·diŋ ‚däk]
(civil engineering)
A type of graving dock or basin, usually built of concrete, in which ships are constructed and then floated out through a caisson gate after flooding the dock.
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Today, as ships are built in a series of modular components, the symbolic ceremony is used to mark the lowering of the first module into place in the building dock.
HSL: Hindustan Shipyard Limited has developed infrastructure facility for covered building dock, three slipways, repair graving dock, large wet basin with depth of 10M, high pressure hydraulic flushing facilities for submarines etc.
With the shipyard expansion completed in 2011, THICI currently covers 147-hectares of land with a building dock designed to accommodate a 180,000 deadweight metric ton type bulk carrier and has approximately 13,000 employees to date.
Vikrant was moved out of the building dock to be positioned in the refitting dock where the next phase of outfitting will be completed.
More than 500 DCNS personnel and guests watched as the third of the 12 FREMM multimission frigates on DCNS's orderbook was floated out of the building dock at the Group's Lorient facility.
Meyer Werft workers lifted the first of 73 blocks that will comprise the ship into the building dock, marking the start of assembly.
The first of the new ships is on schedule to be floated out of its building dock in early May.
The 46,000 dwt vessel was floated off of its blocks and was transferred by tug from the Building Dock to the Outfitting Dock, where it will remain for the next few weeks as it undergoes continuous testing and commissioning in preparation for its upcoming sea trials.
Tenders are invited for Procurement Of Spares For 100 T , 150 T Eot Crane At Building Dock
THICI's capesize ships are constructed at the shipbuilder's 450-meters long by 60-meters wide and 9 meters deep semi-tandem building dock.
The news came as the world's largest car ferry arrived in the yard's main building dock for repairs and maintenance work.

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